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Second French Week to go beyond gastronomy options

Second French Week to go beyond gastronomy choices

The occasion will be held from March 14 to 21.

Speaking about the occasion at a media briefing on Wednesday, H E Renaud Salins, French Ambassador to the sultanate, mentioned, “This is the second edition of the French Week and this year we are going to make it bigger and more exciting. The first year witnessed only the gastronomy options from France but this year we are having many more options.” He added, “Various events will take place at hotels, malls, business centres and international schools. Activities will focus on the three pillars of the French identity: Luxury, Water Industry and Culture.”

H E Salins mentioned the French Week, in its very first edition in 2018, gathered much more than eight,000 participants.

“That’s why we’ve decided, along with our faithful partners, to renew it, but this time on a wider scale. In fact, the French Week does not solely concern the French community and everything has been done to give an international dimension to the project. That’s one of the reasons why many hotels have decided to come onboard, conceiving special events specially tailored for their clients,” he mentioned.

One crucial theme this time is water.

“It has become a top priority for Oman as population grows and industrial projects are driving demand upward. French utility companies are keen to share their mastery of digitalisation, their experience in terms of privatisation and their know-how in training the new generation of Omani engineers who will tackle tomorrow’s challenges.”

A crucial objective of the French Week is to deepen bilateral enterprise ties.

The Embassy of France will organise a two-day pay a visit to of a delegation of 26 French organizations led by MEDEF, the primary federation of employers in France.

On March 12, the delegation will meet with Omani officials and organizations in the fields of transport and logistics, power and project financing. The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and MEDEF will then officially launch a Joint Business Council. On March 13, the delegation will pay a visit to Duqm in the presence of the primary stakeholders of the unique financial zone there. More particulars about the occasion can be identified at www. frenchweekinoman.com

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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